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What is Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)?

FPIES is a non-immunoglobulin E (IgE) and cell-mediated food allergic disorder that is characterized by protracted and repetitive vomiting, as well as frequent diarrhea. As a result of these primary symptoms, individuals with FPIES often also present with dehydration, lethargy, pallor, hypotension, and certain metabolic disorders. Image Credit:  By SizeSquares/Shutterstock.com A brief history of FPIES […]

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The microbiome of a newborn

The human microbiome is a microbial community defined as the total of all microbes living in or on the human body. It affects the nutrition of the body, its metabolism, and its immunological responses. Adaptive and innate immune factors influence the microbiome and dietary patterns, medication, and toxins. Human illnesses also change the microbiome profile. […]

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Comirnaty

Pfizer and BioNTech Initiate Rolling Submission of Supplemental Biologics License Application to U.S. FDA for Booster Dose of Comirnaty in Individuals 16 and Older New Phase 3 data show booster (third) dose of Comirnaty induces significant SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody titers and demonstrated a favorable safety and tolerability profile SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing titers against the wild-type strain […]

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‘Good cholesterol’ may protect liver

The body’s so-called good cholesterol may be even better than we realize. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that one type of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has a previously unknown role in protecting the liver from injury. This HDL protects the liver by blocking inflammatory signals produced by common gut […]